Social media makes it very difficult to escape people sometimes. Whether you like it or not, you have access to people’s lives 24/7, especially when people post their every move.
If you just went through a breakup, you may still be following your ex. Maybe because you want them to see how happy you are without them and that you’ve moved on. Or maybe because you haven’t moved on. Maybe there is still an inkling of hope that you’ll get back together.
You constantly search for their name on your view list on your Insta story. You check to see if they liked your recent post. You watch their page to see if anything new is happening in their life. If it almost feels like you’re constantly worrying about what they’re doing to the point where it’s borderline obsessive, then you need to block them. Unfollowing can also help, but if their page is public, you still have access to view it.
I am an avid user of the block bottom because I have no desire to see anyone who has hurt me, nor does that person deserve to see what I’m doing. It’s okay to block someone if it will help you to move on. It doesn’t matter what your ex is doing because that’s no longer your concern. The more limited the access to them is, the easier it will be to live your life without them.
That also goes for blocking their phone number. You should block their number so that you’re not tempted to call or text them in your moments of weakness. You do not need toxic people in your life, and when you obsess over their every move, it will take a toll on your mental health.
Blocking the person will help you see that you don’t need that person anymore. The less you see them, the more room to give yourself to heal. And now when you post, you won’t have to pretend that you’re happy and have moved on, because it’ll actually be true.